arling & cameron - W.E.E.K.E.N.D.
asylum street spankers - taint nobody's business
beirut - elephant gun
ben gibbard/postal service - clark gable
ben gibbard/death cab for cutie - i will follow you into the dark
bon iver - skinny love
built to spill - velvet waltz
camera obscura -french navy
cloud cult - take your medicine
colin meloy - ballad of el goodo (big star cover)
david dondero - when the heart breaks deep
devotchka - along the way
dntel- (this is)the dream of evan and chan
elvis costello - miracle man
emancipator - when i go
erlend oye - every party
fanfarlo - the walls are coming down
girl talk - night ripper
handsome boy modeling school - the truth
hot chip - wrestlers
jenny lewis - happy
julia nunes - i think you know
magnetic fields - 100,000 fireflies
metric - blindness
ms john soda - misco
neko case - this tornado loves you
neutral milk hotel - the king of carrot flowers parts 1, 2 & 3 (esp. part 2)
the notwist - sleep
old crow medicine show - wagon wheel
optimus rhyme - sick day
phoenix - lasso
pinback - b
pomplamoose - makin out (mark owen cover)
stevie wonder - as
sufjan stevens - that dress looks nice on you
thao & the get down stay down - beat (health, life & fire)
tv on the radio - love dog
what i did instead of writing press releases and various other requested writing things. it was tough to narrow it down. big huge labs noted a 36 pic limit so I had to shave 10 artists off the list. i mean, andrew bird isn't there and yet he and bon iver got me through a rough January. I had to pick and choose wisely. music has always defined times and places for me. i've listened to more music this year then i have in forever simply because i had a lot of time on my hands to do so. i wished i could say the same for reading and books but my attention span for reading was pretty awful this year. I spent 3 months in traction, taking a painfully long time reading 'The Omnivore's Dilemna'.
i sat at CTTP today thinking of what songs i listened to the most, songs i knew almost all the words to, and this is what i came up with. some of it is really random. this year sounds more mellow then i've ever been.
i'm still a bit tortured that i had to leave out andrew bird, lily allen, bruce springsteen, the mountain goats, friendly fires, the new pornographers, feist, lyrics born, anni rossi and paper route but i guess i can always figure out how to make a larger mosaic on my own without BHL's limits.
but maybe that's for later, when it's not 5:00 AM.